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It’s a moving silhouette

In this new installment of the Drumtribe, Paicey provides us with the fascinating look behind the scenes of how the sausage is made. Here is a video of pre-production rehearsal for the Bodyline from Now What?!

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How the drummer does it

Paicey talks how he got back in shape for recording of Turning to Crime after the somewhat forced pandemic hiatus, and shares his practice footage.

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It all started in his mum and dad’s kitchen

Glenn Hughes comments on 9 of his favourite songs for a feature in Louder Sound: Trapeze – Medusa I distinctly remember writing this song in my mother and father’s kitchen. Little did I know what an amazing impact it would have on my life as well as the lives of many others around the globe. […]

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Chance to move up

Paicey reminisces about his first time meeting Ritchie Blackmore and then a year later joining a nascent band Ritchie was forming with Jon Lord and Nick Simper.

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Grumbled a bit and went away

Paicey talks about the story behind the recording of Space Truckin’.

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Expect the unexpected

The record company has posted a spotify playlist ostensibly curated by the members of the band themselves. And while some tracks are pretty obvious as to who contributed them (cough, Elvis, cough, Allman Brothers, cough, Buddy Rich, cough, Dave Brubeck, cough) otherс can raise an eyebrow. Discuss! 😉 Ice Cold Daydream – Freedom Flight – […]

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Reaction to your reaction

Paicey talks about his most recent collaboration, which proved to be quite controversial. So here it is — all your questions answered: why, how, how much, et cetera.

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Cheeky little face!

Paicey reacts to a Burn cover of an 11-year old Japanese drummer Yoyoka Soma.

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And he’s not saying he did this

A new installment of tall tales from Paicey’s bar. Prost!

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Closing the full circle and opening it up again

Paicey continues to answer your questions. In this installment: Neil Peart, Buddy Rich tribute, J. E. and C., And the Address, future albums, making of In Rock, the perennial setlist debate, loudest band in the world and hearing loss, and how to play Burn.

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